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Anon. "Advice for a College-Bound Son." Unpublished letter. 2 Sept. 1880.

"An Accident at a Wedding." "Cotton Wood." New York Spirit of the Times 15.39 (22 November 1845): 458.

"Advertisements!" Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 7.4 (March 11, 1837): 28.

"Affray Between Governor Wise and Hugh R. Pleasants". Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner 11 July 1856.

"All the John Smiths Not Dead Yet!" Smith, John. New York Spirit of the Times 14.3 (16 March 1844): 25.

"Ance Veasy's Fight With Reub. Sessions." "Azul." New York Spirit of the Times 15.35 (25 October 1845): 405.

"Anderson Blivins, Esq., of Indiana, Tells a Fish Story." Greene, Hazel. New York Spirit of the Times 30.19 (16 June 1860): 220.

"Anecdote of a Pointer Dog." "T." New York Spirit of the Times 12.25 (20 August 1842): 290.

"Anecdote of Reuben Nathans." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.20 (20 September 1845): 354.

"Another 'Saw' run by the 'Widder Flinn.' " Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.10 (3 May 1845): 105.

"Applying for a Continuance." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.13 (24 May 1845): 142.

"An Arkansas Lawyer." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 7.10 (22 April 1837): 78-79.

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"Backing Out a Stranger; Or, The Tennessee Jockies Badly Sold." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 159-165.

"Bad Spelling." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.30 (20 September 1845): 346.

"A Bill of Fare Not a Fair Bill." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 14.10 (4 May 1844): 111.

"Blackhawk." from New York Spirit of the Times 2.138 (20 July 1833): 2. View larger version (300 dpi, suitable to download & print).

"The Blind Tiger." "Chausseur Boheme." New York Spirit of the Times 30.23 (14 July 1860): 271.

"Betsy in a Storm," Hamilton, Betsy Ward. Southern Character Sketches. Richmond: Dietz, 1937. 1-8.

"Bold as a Lion." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.32 (4 October 1845): 371.

"A Bootless Search for Boots." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.40 (29 November 1845): 465.

"Born in the Parlor." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 30.8 (31 March 1860): 87.

"A Brace of Side-Splitters." "Quid Rides." New York Spirit of the Times 30.9 (7 April 1860): 98.

"Brissentine, the Man of Golden Dreams." Von Blixton, Jamie. New York Spirit of the Times 10.37 (14 November 1840): 438-39.

"By Jingo, It's Mine!" Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 1.12 (3 March 1832): 4.

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"Canvassing: A Sketch." ".T." Southern Literary Messenger 11.11, (November 1845): 666-670.

"Capital New Daily." Anon. St. Louis Weekly Reveille 1.3 (29 July 1844): 20.

"Coming it Over a Buckeye Hunter." "W." New York Spirit of the Times 15.48 (24 January 1846): 561.

"Cotton." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.34 (18 October 1845): 402.

"The Country Perfectly Safe." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 14.7 (13 April 1844): 81.

"Cousin Sally Dilliard." Anon. Spirit of the Times and Life in New York 1.15 (24 March 1832): 2.

"Crackerisms; A Sketch of the Florida Service." "W.G." New York Spirit of the Times, 10.42 (19 December 1840): 499. [editors' note: the second part of this sketch describes a dance; the first an Indian massacre!]

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"Darby, The Politician." Longstreet, Augustus Baldwin. Stories with a Moral Humorous and Descriptive Of Southern Life a Century Ago. Ed. Fitz R. Longstreet. Philadephia, Winston: 1909. 50-87. Appeared as "Darby Anvil" in Southern Literary Messenger 10.1 (Jan. 1844): 43-52.

"Davy Crockett's Last." Anon. New Spirit of the Times 6.14 (21 May 1836) 112.

"Dead Chickens Won't Crow." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.14 (31 May 1845): 153.

"A Declaration of Principles." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 11.28 (11 Sept. 1841): 344.

"A Deer Hunt by Torchlight." Greene, Hazel. New York Spirit of the Times 29.45 (17 December 1859): 531.

"A Dog Day in Arkansas." Greene, Hazel. New York Spirit of the Times 30.2 (18 February 1860): 17.

"A Domestic Scene: Showing how Mary McFeal Levelled Them." Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner 20 October 1848: 4.

"A Dramatical Corpse." Anon. Spirit of the Times and Life in New York 1.9 (11 February 1832): 3.

"Drawing a Chalk Line ; Or, Reserving the Right of Passage." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 24-26.

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"The Elephant in La Fayette." Hooper, Johnson Jones. Simon Suggs’ Adventures and Travels. 1858.
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"Engineering vs. Piloting." "Ned." New York Spirit of the Times 15.14 (31 May 1845): 153.

"Establishing the Science." "Everpoint." New York Spirit of the Times 15.45 (3 January 1846): 528.

"Extracts From My Hunting Journal." "Tom B. of Arkansas." New York Spirit of the Times 14.2 (9 March 1844): 19.

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"Frightened at a Gong." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.40 (29 November 1845): 468.

"A Frontier Incident." Thorpe, Thomas Bangs. New York Spirit of the Times 10.35 (31 October 1840): 409.

"Fun at the Capitol of Mississippi." "D.V.M." New York Spirit of the Times 14.3 (16 March 1844): 27.

"Fun on the Mississippi." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 14.9 (27 April 1844): 106.

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"A Game at 'Seven Up.' " "The Young 'Un." New York Spirit of the Times 15.24 (9 August 1845): 273.

"George Munday, the Prophet." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.3(15 March 1845): 21.

"The Georgia Major in the Field." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.36 (1 November 1845): 419.

"Getting on 'The Free List.' " Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.46 (10 January 1846): 546.

"Going to Bed Before a Young Lady." Porter, William T. New York Spirit of the Times 15.2 (8 March 1845): 9.

"A Good Witness." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.9 (26 April 1845): 93.

"Great Bear Hunt." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 12.4 (26 March 1842): 45.

"The Great Match on Long Island." "The Ten-Pin Boy." New York Spirit of the Times 15.16 (14 June 1845): 177.

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"The Hanimal Show." Hooper, Johnson Jones. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 89-92.

"A Hanging Case in Kentucky." Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner, 27 June, 1854: 1.

"Hold On." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.43 (20 December 1845): 503.

"A Hoosier Wedding." Jenkins, Jacob Jr. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 54-67.

"The Horn Snake." Taliaferro, Hardin E. . Fisher's River Sketches. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1959. . View larger version (300 dpi, suitable to download & print). Courtesy of Barrett Collection, University of Virginia Alderman Library.

" 'Horse Allen's' First Court." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.21 (19 July 1845): 240.

"How Mick Shouter Came Very Near "Walloping" Arch Coony." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 30-37.

"How Tom and Kirk Saved Their Lives." "Horn Pipe." New York Spirit of the Times 22.1 (21 February 1852): 2.

"How Old Dave Hull Screamed Down the Alligator, and What Followed." Anon. Porter’s Spirit of the Times 1.19 (10 January 1857): 299-300.

"How Sam Collins Got Broke Playing Agin a Hand Organ." "Broomstraw." New York Spirit of the Times 30.2 (18 February 1860): 21.

"Huckleberry Above a 'Parsimmon' " (our title). Anon. St. Louis Weekly Reveille 1.3 (29 July 1844): 21.

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"I'll Treat, I Swear!" Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 1.12 (3 March 1832): 4.

"Incidents on Board a Steamboat." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 145-150.

"Indian Reminiscences." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 14.8 (20 April 1844): 85.

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"Justice Napoleon Bonaparte Spriggins." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.47 (17 January 1846): 550.

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"The Kentuckian Fighter." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.48 (24 January 1846): 564.

"A Kentuckian in a Fix." "Double Flask." New York Spirit of the Times 29.23 (16 July 1859): 269.

"A Kentuckian in Havana." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 121-124.

"A Kentucky Fiddler and a French Violinist." "Old Virginny." New Orleans Daily Picayune 24: (21 February 1841): 2nd unnumbered page.

"A Kentucky Fight." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 5.50 (12 December 1835): 2.

"The Kentucky Rencontre." Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner 24 July 1849: 4.

"The Knob Dance." "Sugartail." New York Spirit of the Times 15.23 (2 August 1845): 267.

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"The Last Duel in Loaferville." "Obe Ilestone." New York Spirit of the Times 14.3 (16 March 1844): 33.

"Legislative Eloquence." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 10.1 (7 March 1840): 1.

"Letter from Pardon Jones." "Pardon Jones." St. Louis Weekly Reveille 1.8 (2 September 1844): 61.

"Letter from Pete Whetstone." Nolan, Charles F.M. New York Spirit of the Times 11.32 (9 Oct. 1841): 378.

"Letter from Pete Whetstone." Nolan, Charles F.M. New York Spirit of the Times 11.36 (6 Nov. 1841): 426.

"Light Comedy." Thorpe, Thomas Bangs. New York Spirit of the Times 14.1 (2 March 1844): 1.

"A Live Yankee." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times, 15.43 (20 December 1845): 505.

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"The Mayor of the Slashes' Remarks." "Shoes." New York Spirit of the Times 12:6 (9 April 1842): 63.

"Mississippi Militia." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.14 (31 May 1845): 156.

"A Most Extraordinary Case of Bastardy." Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner (20 October 1849): 4.

"A Mouthful of Pickled Dog." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times, 15.21 (19 July 1845): 244.

"Mr. Featherstonhaugh at the Springs." Anon. St. Louis Weekly Reveille 1.1 (15 July 1844): 7.

"Mr. Warrick in Luck!" Warrick, William. New York Spirit of the Times 14.5 (30 March 1844): 49.

"Mr. Samsonís House." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 132-135.

"Mrs. Pinkney's Spring Spell," Hamilton, Betsy Ward. Southern Character Sketches. Richmond: Dietz, 1937. 36-41.

"My First Court Martial." "Harry R." New York Spirit of the Times 15.51 (14 February 1846): 597-98.

"My First Frolic in College." "Jo of Mississippi." Southern Literary Messenger 11.2 (February 1845): 109-112.

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"Na-hoo-la-teh-cim-beh." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.28 (6 September 1845): 321.

"A Narrow Escape." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 113-118.

"Natural Acting." "Solitare." New York Spirit of the Times 15.26 (23 August 1845): 299.

" 'Ned Simm's 'Perdicament' ." "Timothy Careless." New York Spirit of the Times 15.37 (8 Nov 1845): 438.

"A Night in a Swamp." "Everpoint." New York Spirit of the Times 15.41 (6 December 1845): 481.

"Not a Drop More, Major, Unless It's Sweeten'd" Anon. St. Louis Weekly Reveille 1.15 (21 October 1844): 114.

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"Offender and Defenders." Anon. New Orleans Daily Picayune no. 295 (3 January 1845). 2nd unnumbered page.

"Old Singletire: The Man That was not Annexed." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.25 (16 August 1845): 287.

" The Old-Time Camp Meetin'," Hamilton, Betsy Ward." Southern Character Sketches. Richmond: Dietz, 1937. 42-48.

"On Marrin Widders." "F.M." New York Spirit of the Times 14.4 (23 March 1844): 39.

"The Origin on the Twist in Pig's Tails." "G." New York Spirit of the Times 14.10 (4 May 1844): 109.

"The Original Tom Owen." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 112: 17 (25 June 1842): 198.

"Orpheus in Kentucky; or, The Forced Fiddler." Defoe, Denis. New York Spirit of the Times 10.19 (11 July 1840): 219.

"Out West." "Kendall." New York Spirit of the Times 14.1 (2 March 1844): 1.

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"Pap's Bone Felon," Hamilton, Betsy Ward." Southern Character Sketches. Richmond: Dietz, 1937. 21-23

"Pistol Shooting." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 11.27 (4 Sept. 1841): 318.

"Pistol Shooting." Paul, Edmund W. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner 26 February 1856: 4.

"Playing the Advantages." "Banjo." New York Spirit of the Times 15.49 (31 January 1846): 575.

"A Post-Master General in Disguise." Smith, Sol. New York Spirit of the Times 15.49 (31 January 1846): 577.

"Practical Jokers in the Army." "N.C.M.J." New York Spirit of the Times 15.31 (27 September 1845): 357.

"Procklaymashum: Newly Adapted—Revised and Corrected." Strickland, Joe Jr. Spirit of the Times and Life in New York 1.38 (1 September 1832): 1.

"Prospectus of the Saint Louis Reveille." Keemle, Chs., Field, M.C., Field, J.M. St. Louis Weekly Reveille 1.1 (15 July 1844).

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"Quacks, Physicians, and the Public." Peticolas, A.E. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner. 1 April 1851: 4.

"A Quarter Race." "Mr. Snooks." New York Spirit of the Times 6.21 (9 July 1836): 162.

"The Quiltin' at Mis' Robertson's," Hamilton, Betsy Ward. Southern Character Sketches. Richmond: Dietz, 1937. 24-29.

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"A Race and a Frolic!" Smith, Jeremiah. New York Spirit of the Times 6.21 (9 July 1836): 162.

"A Race for a Wife." Anon. Spirit of the Times and Life in New York. 1.17 (7 April 1832): 1.

"Randall's Sight at the Devil." "Spinning Bait." New York Spirit of the Times 29.33 (24 September 1859): 386.

"Rather Snappish." Anon. New Orleans Daily Picayune, 5 January 1845 (no. 297). 2nd unnumbered page.

"A Reminiscence of the Florida Campaign; or, Bony M'Shane's Raisons for Going to the Wars." "J. F. K." Southern Literary Messenger 12.12 (December 1846): 743-750.

"Reminiscenses of Col. Tom Picton." "Slosher." New York Spirit of the Times 29.42 (26 November 1859): 495.

"Robbing a Peach Orchard." Greene, Hazel. New York Spirit of the Times 30.7 (24 March 1860): 75.

"Rousing a Hoosier." Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 38-41.

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"A Saw Log Blind; or, Poker Out West." Webber, Frank. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 54-67.

"A Scape Gallows" [& three other short pieces]. Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 7.6 (25 March, 1837): 47.

"Scene in a Grand Jury Room." "Satchel." New York Spirit of the Times 15.40 (29 November 1845): 471.

"Scene in the Picayune Sanctum, by Thorpe." Thorpe, Thomas Bangs. New York Spirit of the Times 14.6 (6 April 1844): 63.

"Scene of a Militia Drill." Hennessy, W. View larger version (72 dpi). Courtesy of Library of Virginia Special Collections, "Caricatures and Cartoons").

"Scenes on the Alabama River." Bryant, Nancy S. New York Spirit of the Times 29.8 (2 April 1859): 91.

"Scenes on Deer Creek and the Sunflower." "The Turkey Runner." New York Spirit of the Times 14.8 (20 April 1844): 91

"A Scrap From the Author of 'Simon Suggs.' " Hooper, Johnson Jones. New York Spirit of the Times 15.18 (28 June 1845): 201.

"A Shave." Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner 20 October 1848: 4.

"Shooting at the Devil." "Spinning Bait." New York Spirit of the Times 30.20 (23 June1860): 232.

"Simon and Bill Playing "Mumble the Peg." " from New York Spirit of the Times 15.4 (22 March 1845): 1. Image accompanies "Simon Plays the 'Snatch' Game," anthologized in Cohen, Hennig and Dillingham, William B., eds. Humor of the Old Southwest. 3rd ed. Athens, GA: U of Georgia P, 1994.View larger version (300 dpi, suitable to download & print).

 

"Simon Stutterer." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.41 (6 December 1845): 480.

"Simon Suggs ." Hooper, Johnson Jones. Simon Suggs’ Adventures and Travels. 1858. View larger version (300 dpi, suitable to download & print). Courtesy of Barrett Collection, University of Virginia Alderman Library.

"Simon Suggs Rejecting the Flattering Unction." "K." Porter’s Spirit of the Times 1.5 (4 October 1856): 69.

"Singular Encounter With a Deer." Anon. New Orleans Daily Picayune 302 (11 January 1845): 2nd unnumbered page.

"Sketches of the Olden Time." "A Pea Ridger." New York Spirit of the Times 10.1 (7 March 1840): 8.

"Sloshing About." Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner, 5 May, 1854: 4

"A Snake-bit Irishman." "Sugartail." New York Spirit of the Times 15.47 (17 January, 1846): 549-550.

"Somebody in My Bed!" Jones, U.J. New York Spirit of the Times 15.42 (13 December 1845): 490.

"Soft and Hard." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.7 (12 April 1845): 71.

"Sophy and the 'Fellers.' " Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.10 (3 May 1845): 109.

"A South Carolina Training." Gilfer, Phil. New York Spirit of the Times 10.10 (9 May 1840): 110.

"Speculation in Whiskers; or, Shaving in a Broker's Office." Smith, Sol. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure. Edited by a Gentleman of Richmond. Richmond: J.W. Randolph, n.d. 42-46.

"Standing Army." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.16 (14 June 1845): 180.

"Stealing Melons." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.51 (14 February 1846): 601.

"A Story About Banvard." Anon. Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner 25 September 1849: 4.

"Stump Speaking in Arkansas." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 14.7 (13 April 1844 ): 81.

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"Table Etiquette in Illinois." "Harry R." New York Spirit of the Times 15.44 (27 December 1845): 518.

"Taking the Census." "Knickerbocker." New York Spirit of the Times 15.25 (16 August 1845): 293.

"Toby Small's Panther Hunt. An Original Arkansas Story." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.39 (22 November 1845): 458.

"Traits of American Humor." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 22.1 (21 February 1852): 4.

"Turkey Tom." Anon. Porterís Spirit of the Times, 20 December 1856 (vol 16): 252.

"Turkey Tom of 'Arkinsaw.' " "Chasseur Boheme." New York Spirit of the Times 30.19 (16 June1860): 217-18.

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Untitled cartoon. Barrel reads "The Campaign Bar'l." Harper's Weekly vol. 25 (1881): 735. View larger version (300 dpi, suitable to download & print).Courtesy of Library of Virginia.






Untitled illustration. Harper's Weekly vol. 24 (1880): 389. View larger version (300 dpi, suitable to download & print).Courtesy of Library of Virginia.

 

 


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"The Way 'Lige' Shaddock 'Scared Up a Jack.' " Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.1 (1 March 1845): 4.

"Wedding and Deer Hunt in Kentucky." Natt Phillips. New York Spirit of the Times 9.49 (8 February 1840): 583.

"A Western Place Hunter." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.8 (19 April 1845): 89.

"Western Mind." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 30.17 (2 June 1860). p. 195.

"Western Oratory." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.16 (14 June 1845): 179.

"A Western Sketch." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 29.14 (14 May 1859): 157.

"The Wild Turkey Hunter." Thorpe, Thomas Bangs. The Hive of the Bee-Hunter. New York: Appleton, 1854. View larger version (300 dpi, suitable to download & print). Courtesy of Barrett Collection, University of Virginia Alderman Library.

"The Writin' School." Hamilton, Betsy Ward. Southern Character Sketches. Richmond: Dietz, 1937. 30-35.

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"Yankee Doodle, Esq., in Arkansas." "Yankee Doodle." New York Spirit of the Times 14.4 (23 March 1844): 37.

"A Yankee Outwitted." Anon. New York Spirit of the Times 15.23 (2 August 1845): 265.

"Yankees Abroad; Or, the Vermont Schoolmaster."Anon. Southern and Southwestern Sketches: Fun, Sentiment, and Adventure: 187-190.

"Yaller Dog." Anon. St. Louis Weekly Reveille 1.8 (2 September 1844): 60.

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